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Plum Creek Forest Preserve

Sunday, June 13, 2021

Plum Creek Forest Preserve.  Directions: We will meet at 7:30 in the main forest preserve parking lot, on the east side of Burnham Avenue, south of Sauk Trail.  Return to Evanston by 12:30, or stop for lunch on the way home.  Plum Creek FP is about an hour south of Evanston, via Rte 94/394/Sauk Trail. Detailed directions will be provided before the trip. 

 Limit 6-8 participants.  Leader:  Josh Engel.

Gillson Park

Sunday, May 30, 2021

Sunday mornings at Gillson Park.  Sponsored by our partner Go Green Wilmette, Meet at 8 a.m.at the beach by the dog park. Parking is available for non-residents of Wilmette through May. For more information, contact kglennemeier@gmail.com

Pre-registration Not Necessary.

Skokie Lagoons

Friday, May 28, 2021

Friday mornings at Skokie Lagoons.  These Friday trips pack a great list of warbler species during spring migration. Meet at 7:30 a.m. at Erickson Woods Forest Preserve parking lot. Turn north into the parking lot from Willow Rd. just east of the Edens Expressway. Leader:  Lynne Carpenter.

Perkins Woods

Thursday, May 27, 2021

Thursday mornings in Perkins Woods.  Look for warblers and other migrants (and also a great display of spring wildflowers. Meet at 7:30 a.m. at the corner of Ewing Ave. and Grant St. Park along Ewing Ave.  Leader: John Bates and/or Josh Engel.

Gillson Park

Sunday, May 23, 2021

Sunday mornings at Gillson Park.  Sponsored by our partner Go Green Wilmette, Meet at 8 a.m.at the beach by the dog park. Parking is available for non-residents of Wilmette through May. For more information, contact kglennemeier@gmail.com

Pre-registration Not Necessary.

Northwestern University Campus

Saturday, May 22, 2021

Saturday mornings at Northwestern University. This area is a stopover for migrants of all kinds heading north in spring.  Meet at 8:30 a. m. Park on the lake side of the upper deck of the south parking lot off of Sheridan Rd. and Clark St., north of Clark St. beach, at 8:30 a.m.  Leaders: Libby Hill, and TBA. Watch for possible date changes.

Skokie Lagoons

Friday, May 21, 2021

Friday mornings at Skokie Lagoons.  These Friday trips pack a great list of warbler species during spring migration. Meet at 7:30 a.m. at Erickson Woods Forest Preserve parking lot. Turn north into the parking lot from Willow Rd. just east of the Edens Expressway. Leader:  Lynne Carpenter.

Perkins Woods

Thursday, May 20, 2021

Thursday mornings in Perkins Woods.  Look for warblers and other migrants (and also a great display of spring wildflowers. Meet at 7:30 a.m. at the corner of Ewing Ave. and Grant St. Park along Ewing Ave.  Leader: John Bates and/or Josh Engel.

Montrose!

Tuesday, May 18, 2021

Tuesday mornings at Montrose.  Meet at 8:00 a.m. at handicapped parking. Leader: Wayne Svoboda. 

Gillson Park

Sunday, May 16, 2021

Sunday mornings at Gillson Park.  Sponsored by our partner Go Green Wilmette, Meet at 8 a.m.at the beach by the dog park. Parking is available for non-residents of Wilmette through May. For more information, contact kglennemeier@gmail.com

Pre-registration Not Necessary.

Northwestern University Campus

Saturday, May 15, 2021

Saturday mornings at Northwestern University. This area is a stopover for migrants of all kinds heading north in spring.  Meet at 8:30 a. m. Park on the lake side of the upper deck of the south parking lot off of Sheridan Rd. and Clark St., north of Clark St. beach, at 8:30 a.m.  Leaders: Libby Hill, and TBA. Watch for possible date changes.

Skokie Lagoons

Friday, May 14, 2021

Friday mornings at Skokie Lagoons.  These Friday trips pack a great list of warbler species during spring migration. Meet at 7:30 a.m. at Erickson Woods Forest Preserve parking lot. Turn north into the parking lot from Willow Rd. just east of the Edens Expressway. Leader:  Lynne Carpenter.

Perkins Woods

Thursday, May 13, 2021

Thursday mornings in Perkins Woods.  Look for warblers and other migrants (and also a great display of spring wildflowers. Meet at 7:30 a.m. at the corner of Ewing Ave. and Grant St. Park along Ewing Ave.  Leader: John Bates and/or Josh Engel.

The Grove

Wednesday, May 12, 2021

Wednesday morning at The Grove. Look for migrants.  Meet at the Grove at 8 a.m. Participants should plan to stay afterward, if they can, to see the exhibits at the newly-renovated Interpretive Center. Leader: Nancy Halliday.. 

Gillson Park

Sunday, May 9, 2021

Sunday mornings at Gillson Park.  Sponsored by our partner Go Green Wilmette, Meet at 8 a.m.at the beach by the dog park. Parking is available for non-residents of Wilmette through May. For more information, contact kglennemeier@gmail.com

Pre-registration Not Necessary.

Skokie Lagoons

Friday, May 7, 2021

Friday mornings at Skokie Lagoons.  These Friday trips pack a great list of warbler species during spring migration. Meet at 7:30 a.m. at Erickson Woods Forest Preserve parking lot. Turn north into the parking lot from Willow Rd. just east of the Edens Expressway. Leader:  Lynne Carpenter.

Perkins Woods

Thursday, May 6, 2021

Thursday mornings in Perkins Woods.  Look for warblers and other migrants (and also a great display of spring wildflowers. Meet at 7:30 a.m. at the corner of Ewing Ave. and Grant St. Park along Ewing Ave.  Leader: John Bates and/or Josh Engel.

Montrose!

Tuesday, May 4, 2021

Tuesday mornings at Montrose.  Meet at 8:00 a.m. at handicapped parking. Leader: Wayne Svoboda. 

Gillson Park

Sunday, May 2, 2021

Sunday mornings at Gillson Park.  Sponsored by our partner Go Green Wilmette, Meet at 8 a.m.at the beach by the dog park. Parking is available for non-residents of Wilmette through May. For more information, contact kglennemeier@gmail.com 

Pre-Registration Not Necessary.

PROGRAM: 'Our' Migrating Birds in Winter

Tuesday, April 27, 2021

“’Our’ Migrating Birds in Winter:” Steven Albert and Lauren Helton. What are our migrating birds up to while they're down south?  Who is finding out, and how? What is the effect of winter habitats on summer breeding? Learn how the Institute for Bird Populations (IBP) is partnering with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service in a new initiative to connect conservation organizations in the Upper Midwest with groups protecting and studying migratory birds on their wintering grounds in Latin America. The goal is to help under-resourced conservationists in some 100 groups from Mexico to Argentina achieve their goals, while providing tangible benefits to North American partners. Steve Albert and Lauren Helton are biologists with the IBP.

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